An elevator speech is an excellent way to convey your skills while networking and seeking employment. Prior to entering into this discussion forum, review the following two Forbes’ articles:
- The Perfect Elevator Pitch To Land A Job (Links to an external site.)
- How to Craft an Elevator Speech That Makes a Big Impact (Links to an external site.)
An elevator speech is a one-minute summary of who you are, why you are qualified, and what you have to offer the organization or industry. A brief sales pitch will ensure that you are prepared to discuss your career goals whenever the opportunity presents itself. In addition to the videos listed above, review the How to Craft an Elevator Pitch (Links to an external site.) resource.
After you have read the articles, develop your elevator speech. The elevator speech should focus on how you practice leadership. Record the audio to your speech using one of the following options:
- Vocaroo (Links to an external site.) (PC, Mac, and Mobile device)
- iTalk (Mac Only App) (Links to an external site.)
- Voki (Links to an external site.)
Once you have completed your recording, share your elevator speech with the class by copying and pasting the link of your recording into the body of your initial post. If you are having trouble recording your elevator speech, please contact your instructor.
Listen to/view two of your peers’ elevator speeches and comment on how well they presented the following information: who they are, why they are qualified, and what they have to offer the organization or industry.
Example Elevator Speech
Hi, my name is John and I am a student at University of Arizona Global Campus completing my Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management. For the past five years, I have worked in a leadership role in the food service industry, where I was able to reduce costs and increase revenues. I am seeking to increase my management responsibilities and move into a district manager role where I can help improve company productivity and increase profitability.
Guided Response: Review several of your peer’s posts. Respond to at least two of your fellow students’ posts in a substantive manner and provide information or concepts that they may not have considered. Support your position by using information from the week’s readings. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful and interactive discourse in this discussion forum. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) on Day 7, and respond with robust dialogue to anyone who replies to your initial post.